How To Fix the Chicken Error in Destiny 2

Finger lickin' bad.

As you play through Destiny 2, there’s a chance you’ll be met with error codes from time to time that have various fixes. There’s no need to be concerned, as many of them have very simple resolutions that take little to no time at all to correct. For instance, many of the errors simply require a restart or a reconnection to the servers to restore functionality. One such error you may run into is Destiny 2’s error code Chicken, which can be a frustrating one to have to deal with, but it’s easy to get by.

Recommended Videos

What Does Error Code Chicken Mean?

Like many other error codes in Destiny 2, Chicken simply means that players are encountering a connection issue when trying to connect to Bungie’s servers.

This can be due to a number of different things, such as a patchy WiFi connection, your system’s cache causing some issues, or even an issue with your Internet Service Provider that’s somewhat out of your hands.

Why Am I Getting Error Code Chicken?

Before you start tearing your gaming platform to shreds, keep in mind that the issue may be on the server side.

The Bungie Help Twitter account has confirmed that the June 18 maintenance has been extended. Before that, Bungie announced an investigation into sign-in issues that players were getting after the update.

How to Fix Destiny 2 Chicken Error Code

As said, this error will typically appear when there are issues with Destiny 2 servers, but that isn’t always the case. With that, you should first check our guide to see if Destiny 2 is experiencing issues. If it is, then your only real option is to wait while the developers sort them out.

If everything looks clear, then Bungie’s suggestion is to exit Destiny 2 and then relaunch the game. You should make sure you’re doing a full exit of the game when you go to restart. Simply going out of the game to the menu and resuming isn’t going to help much since you’re just suspending the game.

If restarting the game doesn’t work, the next thing you should try is hooking up your PC or console to your router with an Ethernet cable. A wired internet connection is far more stable, and so if the issue is on your end, this should go a long way to resolve it. Failing that, try restarting your router entirely, in case it’s just bugging out a bit.

The next thing you’ll want to try is clearing your console cache, clearing the download cache in the Steam launcher, or the cache in the Epic Games launcher.

If all of this fails, you may have a trickier networking issue that you’ll need to investigate. Bungie has an Advance Steps Networking Guide you should check out if the problem persists.

Finally, you should double-check with your Internet Service Provider that they’re not having issues on their end, which may be impacting your ability to maintain a steady Internet connection. If they are having problems, you’ll have to wait for them to resolve them before you can dive back into Strikes, Raids, or PvP with your Fireteam.

That’s everything you need to know on how to fix the Chicken error code in Destiny 2. For more on the game, be sure to check out our guides below.

Twinfinite is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more about our Affiliate Policy
Image of Cameron Waldrop
Cameron Waldrop
Cameron is a freelance writer for Twinfinite and regularly covers battle royales like Fortnite and Apex Legends. He started writing for Twinfinite in late 2019 and has been lucky enough to review many really great games. While he loves a good shooter, his heart will always belong to JRPGs.
Image of Brittany Vincent
Brittany Vincent
Brittany Vincent is the former News Editor at Twinfinite who covered all the video games industry's goings on between June 2017 and August 2018. She's been covering video games, anime and tech for over a decade for publications like Otaku USA, G4, Maxim, Engadget, Playboy and more. Fueled by horror, rainbow-sugar-pixel-rushes, and video games, she’s a freelancer who survives on surrealism and ultraviolence. When she’s not writing, watching anime or gaming, she’s searching for the perfect successor to visual novel Saya no Uta.